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October 23 1908/2008

East Lenox - East Lenox is to have a fine ball ground and race track for the young men and older ones, who are fond of sports. It is to be used next year for the first.

Shannon Hill, Auburn Twp. - There are some men who make a record for themselves for doing hard work, and among them is Charley Lott, who is 89 years old, and since haying this year has laid 40 rods of stone wall as a line fence between him and Johnnie Kernon, it all being 3 ft. high, digging and cleaning out the old stone rows before laying the wall, and also dug 50 bushels of potatoes, besides doing other work on the farm. Isn't that a record? If anyone can beat this let us hear from them.

Montrose - I. W. Oakley is located in his new store, formerly the Foote meat market, and has his goods attractively arranged. Its neat appearance and fine stock has been frequently commented on by those passing the store.

Great Bend - The American Chair Manufacturing Co. is receiving large orders and are obliged to work forces of men day and night. They are at present filling an order for 2100 dining room chairs to be shipped to Panama.

New Milford - At the home of Mr. and Mrs. Jerome Hartt, Wednesday, Oct. 14, their daughter, Miss Nina Hartt, was united in marriage to Leon Cole, of Heart Lake. Rev. J. W. Johnson tied the nuptial knot. Following a wedding trip they will reside at Heart Lake. AND Mrs. E. Cornell celebrated her 89th birthday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. C. M. Shelp, Oct. 7th. Those present were Mrs. Betsey Ford, 81 years old, Mrs. Seymour, 89, Mr. and Mrs. Amos Kent who are each 81, Mrs. Augusta Beebe, Of Montrose, Mrs. Manier, Mrs. Eliza Burdick and Mrs. Holden, of New Milford.

Brooklyn - The apples are all picked and mostly packed. E. S. Eldridge had the largest crop but the wind and dry weather caused a large percentage to drop. He had 553 barrels packed and has sent about a couple of thousand bushels to the evaporator at Foster. E.L. Weston had about 300 barrels, H. S. Estabrook, of Harford, and Fred Dean, of New Milford, bought the greater part, although a few took their apples to C. D. Dayton & Son. The price paid was 50 cents per hundred pounds for good hand picked fruit, and 25 cents per hundred pounds was paid at the evaporator.

Forest City - The Forest City band gave one of their enjoyable concerts on Saturday evening from the porch of the Muchiz House. AND Mrs. Wildenburger's Millinery Mark had a most successful opening last week. The odd styles and shapes and colors were a surprise to all but they sold like hotcakes and she has been compelled to reorder new patterns, which will be on display this week. Whether it be elegant simplicity or the most elaborate conception of the designers art that satisfies your millinery longing, we have it

Tirzah - What looked at one time to be a disastrous fire on the farm of John Reese, of East Mountain, was prevented by quick work over the telephone wire. An old house, hen house and 30 hens burned.

Uniondale - A most disgraceful affair occurred here last Wednesday evening. A young man from this place was standing on the hotel veranda talking with a young lady, when without any warning the high constable darted up behind him and gave him an uppercut in John L. style.

Hallstead - Dr. E. E. Tower, a veterinary, who is acting under the authority of the Government, has located in Hallstead, occupying the Noonan homestead on Franklin street. The Doctor comes from Philadelphia and will have charge of the John B. Williams Stock Company in the capacity of meat inspector. The John B. Williams Stock Company will ship stock there in car load lots and the stock will be butchered and prepared for the New York market at this company's establishment just west of Hallstead.

Lanesboro - Contractor W. E. Bennett has finished the large dam across the river for the Electric Light Company. This is the second large job of this kind that he has completed the past summer.

Lathrop Twp. - The children of Ellen (deceased) and Francis Lindsey are disputing the deed for a farm in this township. Did Ellen Lindsey have full title to the farm and does her surviving husband, Francis, have the right to occupy the premises? They contend that Francis Lindsey has no right to occupy the premises and proceedings were brought against him to dispossess him of the farm. A criminal suit was brought against him and he was convicted of assault and battery because of his attempts to hold the possession, claiming that his wife had the title to the farm and for that reason he had a right by courtesy to the use of it for life. The matter was argued three times before Judge Searle, who first found in favor of the children, and finally in favor of Mr. Lindsey, with the claim that the deed gave full title to his farm to Lindsey's wife and for that reason he had the right to remain in possession for that natural life. An appeal was upheld by the Superior Court. Now Francis Lindsey can remain in possession of his farm and his rebellious children must pay the cost. [Mr. Lindsey died in January of 1910.]

News Brief: Mrs. George C. Howard, 79 years old, famous as the original Topsy in the dramatized form of "Uncle Tom's Cabin," died at her home in Cambridge, Mass., on Friday. Her Maiden name was Caroline Fox, and she married Howard in 1844. He was an actor and manager, and was the first one to produce in dramatic form Mrs. Harriet Beecher Stowe's slave story. In the play Mrs. Howard was the original Topsy, and her daughter, Cordelia, was the original Eva, while her husband was the first one to play the part of Mr. Sinclair. Mrs. Howard continued to play her original part of Topsy until 1887, when her husband died.

Compiled By: Betty Smith

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